October 4, 2011
Oakland day school raises $1 million in 10 months
The Oakland Hebrew Day School in California has raised $1 million in 10 months to match a grant from an anonymous donor.
The $2 million will be used to provide need-based scholarships for students to attend the Modern Orthodox day school, the Bay Area school announced Tuesday.
The donor, who remains anonymous, also pledged another $100,000 for the school to find new donors to support the school’s long-term scholarship funds by Dec. 31.
The school is marking its 20th anniversary this year.
“We saw participation ranging from $15 to over $100,000 and donations from every part of our community,” said Rabbi Yehudah Potok, the head of school. “We also had nearly 100 percent parent participation.